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Interview with Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal (SYP UK)

Student/Young Pugwash (SYP) UK’s Niamh Healy caught up with Prof. Lord Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, to discuss the ethical and social aspects of science and technology. Questions covered: • Why should scientists engage with the public? • How can scientists influence public policy on key issues like climate change? • What new ethical dilemmas […]

VIDEO – Ethical Science events in June

Student/Young Pugwash UK’s Project on Ethical Science held two events in June 2021. — Ethical Careers in STEM (June 9th) A virtual careers event exploring different opportunities available to STEM graduates. The panellists, from the civil service, the third sector and industry, explored the ethical considerations that have guided their own careers and provide advice […]

SYP’s Project on Ethical Science – Get involved!

The fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are full of complex ethical questions about risk, responsibility, legality and lethality. It is vital that the UK’s emerging cohort of STEMists consider ethics questions as part of their daily practice. “But where can we go to learn more about ethics in STEM?”, we hear you […]

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VIDEO: China’s Surveillance Technology Abuse and the Uyghur People

On 20th January, Oxford Student/Young Pugwash hosted Dr. Darren Byler and Rahima Mahmut, to discuss China’s deployment of digital surveillance technologies against Muslim minority groups and the experience of the Uyghur people. Dr. Byler (here) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he researches technopolitical […]

VIDEO: Ethics & Digital – Feminist cybersecurity and Decolonising AI (5th Nov)

In this SYP UK webinar, Dr Kanta Dihal (Leverhulme Future of Intelligence Centre) discussed her work on Decolonising AI and Julia Slupska (Digital Ethics Lab) talked about feminist cybersecurity. The Chair was Niamh Healy (UCL), SYP UK President.   This was the first event in SYP UK’s Festival of Ethical Science. For more on the […]

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VIDEO: Science and Indigenous Peoples (24th Nov)

In this webinar, SYP UK hosted Riley Taitingfong and Dr Hilding Neilson discussed science and technology from the perspective of Indigenous communities. Riley Taitingfong, a PhD candidate at UCSD (here), introduced her work on gene drives on Pacific Ocean islands in the context of historic and ongoing impacts of settler colonialism and military experimentation. Hindling […]